Conan doyles finest sherlock holmes stories sir arthur conan doyle wrote 60 sherlock holmes cases in all. Sherlock holmes also inspired the creation of other fictional characters in multiple genres including young adult novels and tv series.
1 the adventure of the speckled band the adventures of sherlock holmes this story combines some of the best elements present not just in sherlock holmes stories but mystery stories in general.
Best sherlock holmes stories. But then i realised id already done a lot of this work for in my. Have played the british detective and his persona inspired television characters like dr. But where is the best place for the reader who is new to sherlock holmes to begin exploring these classic works of detective fiction.
56 short stories and four full length novels. 12 best sherlock holmes stories handpicked by creator sir arthur conan doyle bbcs sherlock season 3 debuted on january 1 with the first episode drawing from the empty house short story. Benedict cumberbatch and robert downey jr.
In june of 1891 a scandal in bohemia the first short story featuring everyones favorite consulting detective sherlock holmes was published in the strand magazinea study in scarlet and the sign of the four both novels had already been printed elsewherereaders loved it magazine sales soared and conan doyle would go on to publish a total of 4 novels and 56 short stories about. Sifting through conan doyle classics weighing up excitement humour thrills and the exquisite pleasures of deduction. With tips on choosing your first holmes book plus the best new holmes books.
The top ten sherlock holmes short stories when i first sat down to make this list i thought id be deliberating for weeks. Rating and ranking the best sherlock holmes stories as determined by polls of sherlockian scholars. Sir arthur conan doyle the creator of the character sherlock holmes released his 12 favourite sherlock holmes stories to the strand magazine in 1927.
Doyle also considered it his favorite holmes story and im obviously in agreement there is a damsel in distress an intriguing and eerie death. Below youll find every sherlock holmes book and short story ranked from best to worst by your votes. There are hundreds of sherlockian literature available but for those who want to start with the original works of sir arthur conan doyle here are five sherlock holmes stories you might want to read.
One of the best known sherlock holmes stories the final problem at the time served as something of a climax to the series as it tells the story of holmess life and death battle with professor. Gregory house but long before any actor ever donned a cap and pipe sherlock holmes made his debut in literature.